This is the kickoff for a Big Data competition that will end in October, 2012. Winner will be announced at the Big Data unConference on October 13.
(COMPETITION CLOSES:Saturday, 10/6/2012, 6pm PST )
COMPETITION: Which person or team can develop the best prediction of the product on the Best Buy mobile web site a visitor would be most interested in? This competition will be set up using the www.Kaggle.com web site, making data science a sport.
Two years of mobile behavior, 67 million clicks, 27 million searches, 8 million users, 1 million products
You can enter one or both competitions:
Cloud computing sized problem
PC sized problem (a sample of the cloud sized problem)
You may find useful material in the chapter 16 of the
2012 book “Scaling Up Machine Learning” or
GraphLab SVD, Vowpal Wabbit, Mahout, MADlib